Posts Tagged Europe

Valverde wins 5th stage, Porte leads Volta a Catalunya

VALLS, Spain (AP) — Alejandro Valverde won the fifth stage of the Volta a Catalunya on Friday, while Richie Porte took the lead of the seven-day race.

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Montenegro-Russia qualifier abandoned after brawl

Medics transport Russian goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev after was hit by a flare thrown from the stands during the Euro 2016 Group G qualifying soccer match between Montenegro and Russia, at the City Stadium in Podgorica, Montenegro, Friday, March 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic)

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — A European championship qualifying match between Montenegro and Russia has been abandoned following a brawl between the two teams’ players.

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Ryder Cup director: Italy’s 2022 bid requires course changes

Golfers approach the 10th green during the first round of the Texas Open golf tournament, Thursday, March 26, 2015, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)

ROME (AP) — Ryder Cup officials say that Italy’s bid for the 2022 event will require overhauling some holes on the Marco Simone course outside Rome.

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Thomas wins E3 Harelbeke classic; Cancellara hurt in crash

HARELBEKE, Belgium (AP) — British rider Geraint Thomas won the E3 Harelbeke classic on Friday after launching a late attack, while three-time winner Fabian Cancellara sustained two minor fractures to his lower back after being caught in a crash.

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CAS defends its position in Claudia Pechstein doping case

Overall World Cup winner Martina Sablikova of Czech Republic, right, celebrates together with the second placed Claudia Pechstein of Germany, left, during the women's  3,000 meter sflower ceremony at the Speedskating World Cup in Erfurt, Germany, Sunday, March 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The legal challenge in Germany over five-time Olympic speedskating champion Claudia Pechstein’s doping case endangers the entire international arbitration system, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Friday.

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